There are two ways of giving birth to a new life: by natural birth, or by a C-section. Oftentimes the women who had C-section aren´t given the credit for what they´ve gone through, and this has to change immediately! Here are the three facts everyone must be aware of when it comes to this risky procedure and the experience of women who underwent it:
1.These women face the consequences and dangers of a surgical procedure
Even though this procedure nowadays is considered common, it´s still a surgical procedure. Many things can go wrong and there is always the possibility of complications pending. The risks are as real as they are when a woman is giving a natural birth – maybe they are not as big, but they still do exist. Furthermore, during the C-section the familiars and the father can´t be present in the OR, so the future mothers find themselves all alone, without the necessary support and full of doubt and worries. The worst part is that they have to conquer the fear and the feeling of solitude, keeping always in mind the strength, willpower and unconditional love that guide them to seeing their child alive and well.
2.Until they´ve got out the OR, they can´t know if everything went on well
For these women, the risk doesn´t end when the baby is born. On the contrary, until the moment they get out of the OR and wake up from anesthesia, it can’t be determined whether everything went on well. Besides, there is this one thing that people generally aren´t aware of: During the C-section the mother is conscious; she doesn´t feel the pain, but she feels all the movement going on in her stomach. It is a very unpleasant feeling, a very invasive one, and if the woman isn´t aware of it, she can end up being traumatized. Despite that, they go on with it bravely, since they know how big the reward will be.
3.They carry out their post-cesarean recovery as true heroes
Once the baby is born, the parents get wrapped up in their new vocation and give their newborn all the possible attention they can. This requires serious planning and logistics, which often leads to exhaustion. Imagine doing all that constantly in pain of the surgical procedure such as C-section. They don´t have to push the baby out, however, the pain is still there. The discomforts and inconveniences of the recovery from surgery can be quite bad.
This is something that makes them even stronger. They experience the kind of pain no one even considers possible. They develop an interior strength that can only be compared to that of another mother. And above all, they are doing all this with a smile and with all the love they have, because every lost minute of their sleep, every diaper they changed, every smile and every chance of holding the little hand of their baby in their own, or hearing them breathe, and that soft smell only babies have, well, that justifies it all.
Let´s have a round of applause for these brave women! They shouldn´t be hiding the scar on their stomachs, because that scar is the proof ofa grand battle they won and should be proud of.